X-MAN II toolset is developed by the Component-based Software Development group at the University of Manchester.

X-MAN II toolset consists of the X-MAN IDE and its extension FX-MAN. The X-MAN IDE provides a set of functionalities for component-based software development. It supports the W process which captures both component and system life cycles. The extension FX-MAN provides the capability of modelling variability in order to support constructing product families.

X-MAN II toolset is developed using Eclipse model-driven engineering. Essentially, it is EMF framework instantiated with meta-models of X-MAN component model and its extensions. Included plugins provide complete semantics of the X-MAN component model and component-based software development paradigm.

X-MAN II tool development is supported by the European funded EMC2 project and the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) programme at the University of Manchester.

This new tool will replace the old X-MAN tool (based on GME) here.